Songcroft Naturals is an all-natural (and all gluten-free), handmade skin care product line. Developed by Marilene Kitada of Songcroft Farm in Washington, this is a brand I trust completely. I know where their products come from, I know they use sustainable practices, and I know I can trust their products to be gluten-free. I can also feel secure in knowing that my money is going exactly where I want it to go: to a small, family-owned business that shares the same environmental and ethical principles as I hold. I had the pleasure of becoming friends with Marilene and her family this past summer when my boyfriend interned at their permaculture farm. Eating dinner with the family, enjoying neighborhood potlucks, and observing their farm, it was clear to me that this was exactly the type of business I want to support.
I can't say the same when I shop from other stores. Do you know what you're inadvertently supporting when you buy from big stores? I don't...
My favorite product from Songcroft Naturals is their Healing Salve. I had the unfortunate opportunity to discover firsthand what can happen when you harvest parsnips without gloves, then spend a lot of time in the sun. Parsnip greens make you very photosensitive and I ended up with a giant burn on my arm that I was convinced would leave bad scars. However, I diligently applied the Healing Salve day and night, and was surprised to find very little scarring. These days, the only times my arm gets red is when I eat something I'm sensitive to. It's like a strange little radar for food sensitivities. (p.s. I'm including pictures of my arm below for those of you who want to see, but put them at the bottom since they're not pretty.
Songcroft Naturals is giving away their Nourishing Night Cream and Blemish Blaster to one lucky reader (continental U.S. only please).
Nourishing Night Cream: Ingredients: Distilled Water, Alloe perryi (Aloe Vera), Persea gratissma (Avocado) oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut oil), 100% Organic Lecithin, Beeswax. 2 oz.
- Soothes and rejuvenates skin
- Helps prevent wrinkles
- Softens fine lines in the skin, making them less noticeable
- Reduces redness and inflammation
- Is easy to apply only where it is needed
- Helps to heal acne
- Helps to kill bacteria within blemishes
- Contains no phthalate, parabens, or synthetic ingredients
To win, leave a comment below telling me how you support local companies.
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Giveaway will close on December 7th at midnight EST.
Before Healing Salve:
After daily applications of Healing Salve: